An incentive motivates different interest groups to temporarily divert
resources such as land, capital and labour towards conserving biodiversity.
To a certain extent, it also facilitates the participation of individual
groups to do work that positively influences biodiversity.
The improvement of current sylvicultural practices towards wider use of nature respecting sylvicultural practices should be the first priority task in the field of forestry, Any progress in this field necessitates more direct legal and financial incentives. Taking into consideration the inflation rate and additional costs connected with further deterioration of forest health, it is quite apparent that there exists, at the moment, an acute shortage of financial incentives for this purpose.
The application of incentives for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity is not yet well developed.
Several governmental funds provide limited incentives, mostly to communities and landowners. Nevertheless, the present situation calls for programmatic and innovative solutions.
|establish a national policy in respect to incentives for the conservation of biodiversity and sustainable use of its components;|
|make a rapid assessment of biological resources and estimate their contribution to the national economy;|
|estimate values of ecosystem services in monetary terms;|
|incorporate consideration of economic values of biological resources and ecosystem services into planning processes on all levels;|
|design realistic incentive packages (including financial ones);|
|establish structures for managing incentives for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, including the provision of incentives and evaluation of their effects;|
|develop additional and innovative mechanisms for funding incentive packages and promote the decentralized approach and the participation of non-governmental sectors, as well;|